Xavier Symons


Contact categoryResearcher
Job titleDirector of the Plunkett Centre for Ethics
Research institutePlunkett Centre for Ethics
Non-faculty

Research outputs

Vulnerability and resilience : Phenomenological analysis of cancer patients value directives
Michael, Natasha, Symons, Xavier, Mendz, George L. and Kissane, David. (2022). Vulnerability and resilience : Phenomenological analysis of cancer patients value directives. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 64(5), pp. 438-448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.07.015

Journal article

Conscientious objection in health care : Why the professional duty argument is unconvincing
Symons, Xavier. (2022). Conscientious objection in health care : Why the professional duty argument is unconvincing. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 47(4), pp. 549-557. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmp/jhac013

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Why conscience matters : A theory of conscience and its relevance to conscientious objection in medicine
Symons, Xavier. (2023). Why conscience matters : A theory of conscience and its relevance to conscientious objection in medicine. Res Publica. 29(1), pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11158-022-09555-2

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An ethical defense of a mandated choice consent procedure for deceased organ donation
Symons, Xavier and Poulden, Billy. (2022). An ethical defense of a mandated choice consent procedure for deceased organ donation. Asian Bioethics Review. 14(3), pp. 259-270. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41649-022-00206-5

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Why should HCWs receive priority access to vaccines in a pandemic?
Symons, Xavier, Matthews, Stephen Crawford and Tobin, Bernadette Margaret. (2021). Why should HCWs receive priority access to vaccines in a pandemic? BMC Medical Ethics. 22(1), pp. 79-88. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-021-00650-2

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Rationing, responsibility and blameworthiness : An ethical evaluation of responsibility-sensitive policies for healthcare rationing
Symons, Xavier and Chua, Reginald. (2021). Rationing, responsibility and blameworthiness : An ethical evaluation of responsibility-sensitive policies for healthcare rationing. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 31(1), pp. 53-76. https://doi.org/10.1353/ken.2021.0004

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Respect for persons and the allocation of lifesaving healthcare resources
Symons, Xavier. (2021). Respect for persons and the allocation of lifesaving healthcare resources. Bioethics. 35(5), pp. 392-399. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12857

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Reflective disequilibrium : A critical evaluation of the complete lives framework for healthcare rationing
Symons, Xavier. (2021). Reflective disequilibrium : A critical evaluation of the complete lives framework for healthcare rationing. Journal of Medical Ethics. 47(2), pp. 108-112. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2020-106626

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‘Alive by default’ : An exploration of Velleman’s unfair burdens argument against state sanctioned euthanasia
Symons, Xavier and Chua, Reginald. (2020). ‘Alive by default’ : An exploration of Velleman’s unfair burdens argument against state sanctioned euthanasia. Bioethics. 34(3), pp. 288-294. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12677

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Patients' and caregivers' contested perspectives on spiritual care for those affected by advanced illnesses : A qualitative descriptive study
O'Callaghan, Clare, Brooker, Joanne, de Silva, William, Glenister, David, Melia, Cert Adelaide, Symons, Xavier, Kissane, David and Michael, Natasha. (2019). Patients' and caregivers' contested perspectives on spiritual care for those affected by advanced illnesses : A qualitative descriptive study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 58(6), pp. 977-988. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.08.004

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Pellegrino, MacIntyre, and the internal morality of clinical medicine
Symons, Xavier. (2019). Pellegrino, MacIntyre, and the internal morality of clinical medicine. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 40(3), pp. 243-251. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11017-019-09487-8

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Meeting needs and respecting persons : An ethical framework for the allocation of lifesaving healthcare interventions
Symons, Xavier. (2019). Meeting needs and respecting persons : An ethical framework for the allocation of lifesaving healthcare interventions [PhD Thesis]. Australian Catholic University School of Philosophy https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.8vyv1

PhD Thesis

Rawls, reasonableness, and conscientious objection in health care
Symons, Xavier. (2018). Rawls, reasonableness, and conscientious objection in health care. In In Grant, Bligh, Drew, Joseph and Christensen, Helen E. (Ed.). Applied ethics in the fractured state : Volume 20 pp. 45-54 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-209620180000020004

Book chapter

Organismal death, the dead-donor rule and the ethics of vital organ procurement
Symons, Xavier and Chua, Reginald Mary. (2018). Organismal death, the dead-donor rule and the ethics of vital organ procurement. Journal of Medical Ethics. 44(12), pp. 868-871. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2018-104796

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Extending awareness of Catholic healthcare ethics among junior clinicians : A qualitative study
O’Callaghan, Clare, Trimboli, Julia, Symons, Xavier, Staples, Margaret, Patterson, Emma and Michael, Natasha. (2018). Extending awareness of Catholic healthcare ethics among junior clinicians : A qualitative study. Journal of Religion and Health. 57(4), pp. 1440-1450. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-017-0519-5

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The right to know versus the right to privacy : Donor anonymity and the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Act 2016 (Vic)
Symons, Xavier. (2017). The right to know versus the right to privacy : Donor anonymity and the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Act 2016 (Vic). Medical Journal of Australia. 207(9), pp. 377-378. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja17.00259

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Does the doctrine of double effect apply to the prescription of barbiturates? Syme vs the Medical Board of Australia
Symons, Xavier. (2018). Does the doctrine of double effect apply to the prescription of barbiturates? Syme vs the Medical Board of Australia. Journal of Medical Ethics. 44(4), pp. 266-269. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2017-104230

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